Through research and experience, 14 capabilities have been identified as essential qualities for successful engineering leaders.

Each capability is explored in theory and historical context during a class lecture and is enhanced by stories culled from the collective experience of the program faculty.

To visualize the balance of personal strengths and weaknesses, the capabilities are depicted on a polar plot. Candidates begin the program by plotting a self-assessment of their capabilities, in addition to soliciting feedback from their supervisors and peers.

Based on this 360-degree feedback, Candidates gain a better understanding of their current strengths and identify areas for additional development. This diagnostic is repeated at the end of the course to measure growth.